ALVAR AALTO, Savoy vase, 1936. Originally designed for the Karhula-Iittala glass competition under the name Eskimo Woman´s Leather Pants (!), but re-named to Savoy when used in the Savoy restaurant in Helsinki, which interior was designed by Aalto. Photo copyright by Scandinavian Collectors 2014.
The Aalto vase in the colors rain and clear. Aalto wanted the design made from everyday glass, not lead crystal, so the early vases used glass available in the factory at that time. Since the 1960s more colors have been added.
Here is a small collection of green glass objects. From left to right: iittala Kivi votives, iittala Aalto vase, iittala Jars, more iittala Kivis and two handblown glass vases from Object and Space Furniture.
post number twenty seven - aalto vases and dishes and penguin
In this post are some iittala Alvar Aalto ‘Aalto’ vases and small dishes in clear and grey glass. The cute white glass penguin (at least I think its a penguin) is second-hand from Chapel Street Bazaar.